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Friday, October 07, 2005

Patriot League profiles 20 years of Football

The Patriot League website is running a piece about 20 years of Patriot League football. They are profiling Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh and Fordham. First up is Lafayette. These are nice little history lessons on our league brethern. Give it a read.


  • Hey, 13. What do you think about the omission of Georgetown? I sent the PL people an E-mail raising the question. My point is that they can certainly set the criteria any way they like, but when it excludes just one of seven schools, it's a real slap at the one left out. How difficult would it have been to add one more. As I said to them, Georgetown may not have distinguished itself yet on the field, but it certainly adds to the already fine reputation of the member institutions. Your thoughts?

    By Blogger LBPop, at 10:23 AM  

  • I think it's a slap in the face to say the least. If there were another school left out that recently joined, maybe it would look better as the Hoyas wouldn't stand alone.

    I personally think they should have done a piece about old and new teams. Georgetown could have been highlighted there.

    By Blogger colgate13, at 10:30 AM  

  • 13--you omit 'gate--how could you ?

    By Blogger hchoops, at 3:56 PM  

  • In my mind, it was there. I shall correct it!


    By Blogger colgate13, at 4:02 PM  

  • Maybe you can help out. I put up a message about the omission of Georgetown on the new PL board. Thought it might do some good and wake up a few new members.

    It occurred to me that you could take a position on your blog (if you are so inclined). The best way to comment to the league that I have found is the suggestion box on the PL site. Here's the link:

    By Blogger LBPop, at 10:08 PM  

  • The PL does not give Georgetown the respect it gives the other schools (even Fordham). Can anyone from other PL schools discuss this? Is Georgetown seen as merely an insurance policy for the league's I-AA autobid? I hope not.

    Maybe it's akin to when the Big East added Virginia Tech--a name school, but its distance from other schools and the unfamiliarity with other members never allowed the rest of the league to embrace them as full partners.

    Comments welcome.

    By Anonymous DFW HOYA, at 12:04 PM  

  • i think that fordham is more accepted than g'town because it was an original member and played hoops at the start--
    possibly the attitude toward the hoyas is at least partly because it refuses to play any pl schools in hoops,even fellow jesuit schools,hc and fordham

    By Blogger hchoops, at 7:00 PM  

  • How do you know that Georgetown "refuses" to play other PL schools? It is playing Navy and Colgate this year.

    Given that PL and A-10 teams have to travel to Washington each year anyway, another road game at Georgetown in December hasn't drawn much interest from the Cross or Fordham.

    By Anonymous DFW HOYA, at 9:57 PM  

  • I honestly think that associate members do get second class status, but this snub I would bet is a complete oversight on someone's part. Somebody writing the article probably thought: "Georgetown's only been in the league for a few years and they haven't won it yet, so what's there to write about?"

    That's a completely wrong position to take, but I bet it was just blow off in discussions. Fordham got included because they've won it and been to the playoffs.

    I think the PL is going to rectify it and write about it, but it still doesn't make it right they did this to the Hoyas.

    By Blogger colgate13, at 8:34 AM  

  • Yes, as I have said in other forums, I think this was a clumsy oversight. However, sometimes being ignored is more offensive than being intentionally insulted. At least when someone takes a real shot at you, they have admitted that you matter.

    By Blogger LBPop, at 1:42 AM  

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